World Book Night 2014

World Book Night 2014Livingston Parish Library is helping to give out half a million free books across America on April 23!

Livingston Parish Library is proud to be one of more than 2,300 bookstores and libraries across America supporting World Book Night 2014. The Main Branch is serving as a community base for local givers receiving the books they will be giving out and providing useful resources to patrons passionate about literacy.

World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free specially-printed paperbacks to light or nonreaders. Volunteer book givers help promote reading by going out into our communities and handing out free copies to those without means or access to a printed book. On April 23- Shakespeare’s birthday- approximately 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities. This is not a random giveaway, but a person-to-person carefully planned outreach.

“World Book Night is a wonderful opportunity to spread literacy to new readers,” Head of Adult Services Sarah Colombo says. “The Livingston Parish Library is proud to participate in this program which is in line with our goal to fulfill the information, educational, recreational, and cultural needs of the community.”

World Book Night is in its third year in the U.S. after its United Kingdom launch in 2011. World Book Night U.S. includes all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and overseas military bases. The World Book Night book picks are a wide array of award winning and best-selling adult and young adult authors as well as classics, books in Spanish, and books in large print. The titles were chosen in a vote by librarians, booksellers, and last year’s givers.

For more information about World Book Night, please visit www.us.worldbooknight.org.